GIS Technician

The GIS Technician produces maps for all city departments, develops and maintains the city's GIS databases and gathers GPS data.

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Essential Duties
Examples of Work Performed (* denotes an Essential Job Function):
• Creates high quality maps for print and digital presentation using GIS software as
assigned by the Planning Manager.(*)
• Ability to convert verbal and written information into two and three dimensional drawings. (*)
• Edits, maintains and updates GIS data and metadata.(*)
• Produces online GIS maps for use by city staff and the public.
• Performs spatial analysis.
• Conducts mapping research in the field and in the office to resolve conflicting information
and ensure the accuracy of the data. (*)
• Gathers GPS data and post-processes it into GIS formats. (*)
• Experience with work order/asset management systems such as Cartegraph. (*)
• Must be an independent, self-directed problem solver, who is capable of working under
tight deadlines and responding to the immediate needs of supervisory staff. (*)
• Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in person and via telephone.
• Regular attendance and ability to work scheduled hours(*)
• Perform fieldwork as required. (*)
• Work independently with little direction(*)
• Perform other duties as assigned(*)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Knowledge of, and experience with:
• Esri ArcGIS software
• Asset Management and Work Order Tracking Software
• Symbols and terminology used in land use, civil, architectural and environmental drawings
• Digitizing and data manipulation procedures for geographic information systems
• Geography
• Geodatabases
• GPS data and creating data dictionaries
• Roadway/Street geometrics, modeling, earth work grading and quantities calculations

Ability to:
• Use Esri ArcGIS software
• Use large format digitizer, plotter and copier
• Read and use zoning, quarter-section, plat, land use and aerial maps
• Follow directions and clearly and concisely communicate in written and oral form
• Produce maps accessible to all ranges of skills, from the general public to expert staff
• Present facts clearly in graphic form
• Perform GIS data editing and analysis
• Design, update and maintain geodatabases
• Gather GPS data and post-process that data to GIS formats and create data dictionaries
• Organize GIS data and maintain metadata
• Ability to interact with employees of other City departments

Physical Requirements:
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and operate a motor vehicle.

Work is performed mostly in an office environment with some time spent at development construction sites. The employee must be able to transport himself or herself to and from field sites and sites of meetings that may be held away from the office and to walk about areas of uneven, wet, rough and steep terrain in all types of weather conditions. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Employees must be able to coordinate multiple work tasks at the same time, accommodate frequent interruptions without affecting quality of work, and tolerate stress.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills):
Any equivalent combination of education and work experience which provides the applicant with knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and ability would be:

Two years of experience using GIS and computer graphic applications. A Bachelor's degree which included GIS course work may substitute for experience.

Education and Training:
Associates' degree or equivalent course work at a technical or vocational school, in geographic information systems and two years of experience working with geographic information systems. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
• Valid State of Washington Driver License with a driving record acceptable to the City.
• Must be able to successfully pass a background check

Supplemental Information
This position requires membership in Public, Professional & Office-Clerical Employees and Drivers Local Union No. 763 (Representing the Office-Clerical Technical Employees - Teamsters).

The City of Mukilteo is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.

Job Location: 
City of Mukilteo
11930 Cyrus Way
Mukilteo, WA 98275
United States
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

Northwest GIS User Group

NWGIS is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of ESRI software and related GIS products and services.